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  1. So, I think I'll profile John Frusciante, because if I do a Chili Peppers one, I'll **** it and I won't do them justice, so I'll do one about their guitarist instead ;) John Anthony Frusciante was born in 1970, and got his first guitar at the age of 15 from his father. After his parents divorced, and his family had moved from New York, to Florida and Arizona, they finally settled in California. John was listening to bands like Led Zep at the time, then discovered the LA punk scene. He was a talented muscian and could play everyone of Frank Zappa's and Jimi Hendrix' guitar parts. He became interested in a local band called the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He became a fan of Hillel Slovak, and subsequently learned all his guitar parts too. He dropped out of school and practiced guitar for 15 hours a day. In 1989, Hillel OD'd on Heroin. Flea had previously seen Frusciante auditioning for other bands such as Frank Zappa (John chickened out when he realised he wanted to get the girls and party hardy) and Thelonious Monster. The Chili Peppers grabbed Frusciante at the last minute. His dream had come true and he had joined the Peppers. The band celebrated great success with the albums Mother's Milk and BloodSugarSexMagik. However, John didn't like what the band had become. A conversation he had with Hillel when the Chili's were playing at the LA Forum. Hillel asked John if he would still like the band if they ever played a venue bigger than the Forum, to which John answered no. This conversation deeply disturbed John, and during their Japanese tour, before they were scheduled to go on stage, he quit the band. Their manager convinced him to play, after the gig he flew back to LA and holed himself up in the Hollywood Hills. One day, he was lying on his couch and decided to become a drug addict. Many people began to think he was dead, and few dared venture near his home. His health steadily declined. He 'died' many times. He had 1/12 of the blood he was meant to, and that was infected. His teeth became a mess, and his arms bore the scars and looked like they had been attacked with a blow torch. In 1995 he released his first solo album,Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt, which only moved 15,000 copies and sounded like a dying man. His second solo album 1997's, Smile from the Streets You Hold, was released for drug money (when John got clean, he pulled the album from the shelves, and it now retails for $100 on average). To some, Smile remains his masterpiece. In 1998, John got clean, Flea kept in contact with him and asked John if he'd like to get back in the band. Anthony, however, was disgusted with John and hadn't maintained contact. When they did encounter each other it was 'awkward and uncomfortable.' John accepted Flea's invitation, and one day, turned up on Flea's doorstep with Anthony, a guitar and a smile. 1999's Californication sold over 12.5million copies and remains one of the bands most famous albums. John however, continued his solo career on the side. In 2001, he released To Record Only Water For Ten Days. On this album, he plays everything from guitar, keyboard and drum machine on all 15 tracks. Its not far removed from demo recordings. In 2004, John plans to release 6 records over 6 months. Ambitious by anyone's standards. This year has already seen The Will to Death, Shadows Collide With People and Ataxia, his side band with Joe Lally of Fugazi and Josh Klinghoffer of Bicycle Thief. The next scheduled release is The D.C. EP. A single with only four tracks. John Frusciante provides a refreshing change to the music scene and many continue to watch his progress as a musician. While many Chili Peppers fans expecting funky guitar riffs were disappointed. John continues to forge his own style 'with a little help from his friends' Hope you enjoyed reading this and you learnt a bit more about a troubled genius. This is my own review, so please don't nick it. If you do, give me some credit brother! :p
  2. I hardly ever get music magazines anymore. Because they are mostly biased, don't give a **** about good music. Yeah NME, i'm looking at you. Possibly MOJO, thats expensive, Guitarist is always a good read, whatever comes with a CD that I like for instance. That issue of MOJO that the Chili Peppers were in, that CD is one of the best in my collection.
  3. Can't believe the Darkness beat the Chili's and Metallica is the best band on the planet, when the only people that like them are 11 year old boys and 40 year old men. Maybe its a bloke thing. Rant over.
  4. Now, this must be the stupidest thing that WWE has EVER come up with. These girls obviously have no personality or acting skills. The only one I remotely like probably won't win because she doesn't have huge boobs. What a bitchslap to the existing WWE Divas. Don't they deserve better? Also, don't Diva's have to partake in some form of wrestling? These girls don't look like they could lift a steel chair! Oh, and, I think two of them are/were men.
  5. My sister brought Now 58 just for that song. Little does she know she could buy the single. A ha.
  6. I didn't mean his thing was, I meant mine. Now this is spam if ever I saw one.
  7. Not being helpful at all, spam in fact. But I'm getting that car. *squeals*
  8. That friggin O-Zone Mai a hii song or whatever its called.
  9. I've been listening to Chili Peppers constantly cos I am still buzzing from Hyde Park. So Live in Hyde Park, which is amazing, except for the guy screaming John's name over Throw Away Your Television and Under the Bridge. Uplift Mofo Party Plan, another great CD. How can anyone live without songs like Fight Like a Brave and Party on Your Pussy. RIP Hillel. I got an e-mail from Zane Lowe the other day. It made me happy.
  10. Benoit's Jericho's RVD's Mysterio's I'm not really into the whole trunks thing. Its really offputting for some reason. Can't figure out why though. Hmmm.
  11. Hes a better actor than wrestler. He's proven it. He's well over but has no good moves and wrestling skills are below par. By the way, I am a Cena fan before you say I'm bashing him. Plus, all the girls who love him in the ring are obviously going to go see him play some soppy role in a film. And with WWE producing (i suspect) it's in their best interest to sell him for all hes got. Don't hurt me. Lets leave it at that.
  12. Why the hell is Batista advertising for Summerslam. I didn't mind the first one, but I've just seen the newer one. Its not funny to see some 318lb guy breakdance. WWE... It just ain't funny anymore.
  13. Michael Moore is an amazing director. I hated George W before, but this further solidifies my reasoning. I cried during Bowling for Columbine, and was close to tears during Fahrenheit 9/11. And in reply to jackbibby. I did lose numerous relatives in the Twin Towers attacks. Moore isn't cashing in, and you should see some of Moore's work before you make harsh criticisms like that.
  14. Michael Moore is an amazing director. I hated George W before, but this further solidifies my reasoning. I cried during Bowling for Columbine, and was close to tears during Fahrenheit 9/11. And in reply to jackbibby. I did lose numerous relatives in the Twin Towers attacks. Moore isn't cashing in, and you should see some of Moore's work before you make harsh criticisms like that.
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